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the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'malley isn't holding his breath either. >> i haven't lost any sleep about it. and i have bought a round trip ticket. so i'm counting on coming home. >> reporter: in boston, it would be the religious equivalent of the red sox beating the yankees. >> we always liked boston over new york. >> it will be interesting to see how it plays out. >> reporter: both americans are long shots. popes tend to be from europe, especially italy. the last time a non-european pope was chose was 1,000 years before columbus set sail. >> i'm saying there's a chance. >> odds are not on our side. that's what i get from our report. they could go for somebody from the latin american population. they're trying to boost the catholic numbers there. a lot of ways they can go with this. no one really knows. it's just fun speculation at t
of budweiser and corona. bud is the best-selling beer in the u.s. and corona is the best-selling import. >>> and speaking of booze, the u.s. is now the largest wine market on the planet. we consume 13% of what is produced worldwide. overseas wines now account for more than one-third of the sales. u.s. production was up 2% last year. the gallo winery is one of the hottest, increasing shipments faster than the rest of the industry. >> who new? >> i hope, since this is your last day on the early morning news, you'll have a glass of wine or two with breakfast when you get home this morning. >> yes, this is our happy hour. >> it's 5:00 somewhere, people like to say. it's been a pleasure. >> likewise, likewise. >>> well, next on this friday, bomb-detecting dogs are a key part of airport security. a new study says, they don't work. >>> and a tv veteran eyes another high-profile career. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it:
and two members of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. starting next year, negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. the agency says many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general, has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop back in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking, trying to get the entire country to kick the habit. he also endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until shortly before his death. they say his mind was as sharp as ever, even at the age of 96. >>> pope benedict is leaving it up to the cardinals of the catholic church when it comes to starting the meeting that will choose his successor. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the conclave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the usual 15-day waiting period end
, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> if i'm taking on lance armstrong, then that should be evidence enough there's a pr
and will now likely testify under oath and give full details of how he cheated for so long to the u.s. anti-doping agency. armstrong had been faced with a deadline to testify or lose his last chance at break on his lifetime ban from sports. in a just-released statement, usada wrote -- we have been in talks with mr. arm strorng and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution to clean up the sport of cycling. the sudden change comes on the heels of an abc news exclusive. our report that according to a high level source, agents are actively investigating armstrong or obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, for allegedly threatening people who dared tell the truth about his cheating. a case reignited by his recent confession to oprah. >> i didn't invent the culture. >> mm-hmm. >> but i didn't try to stop the culture. >> reporter: if charges are ultimately filed, the consequences could be severe. >> these are serious potential crimes. you're talking about possible sentences, up to five, ten years. >> reporter: the pressures against armstrong are immense, and include civil
stories this morning. >> hi, there. >>> we begin with that terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey that left one security guard dead. washington is now warning americans to stay away from u.s. complexes in turkey. >> u.s. and turkish officials are coming through all of the evidence they can find to find out who was behind this. u.s. officials are actually sifting through some of the debris that explosion caused yesterday. now, this bomb could have been much more deadly and it wasn't because of new security. that glass is bulletproof and this gate protects the embassy all of the way around. the building itself is about 500 feet. they're back at work and the across town, there's a funeral for the security guard. >> okay, nick shif rin reporting. >>> wall street is within striking distance of its all-time high. the dow closed above 14,000 for the first time in five years. the benchmark is now just 155 points away from its record high close. >>> a convict was apprehended late last night without incident. he just walked out on wednesday after a local charge against him was dismissed. of
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
on u.s. targets, 140 targets. look at this is from the "new york times." its focus is on companies involved in the critical infrastructure of the united states. according to security researchers one target was a company with remote access to more than 60% of oil and gas pipelines in north america. serious threat over several years. it drew the attention of the former head of the cia. >> my father said quit whining, defend yourself after i had gotten into a fight. there are a lots of way we can make this relation less comfortable to them. if this is important, then you got to start taking some actions. >> congressman rogers, you say that this is a war we're losing? >> we are losing. 141 targets pales in comparison. that's probably every day. we get every single day by a series of attacks. everything from criminals trying to get into your bank account to steal your identity to nations. >> you believe that chinese -- the chinese government, the chinese military is behind this? >> beyond a shadow of a doubt. they use their military to steal intellectual property from american businesse
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mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> this morning on "world news now," breaking news. a defiant north korea launches another nuclear test. >> this bomb had more power than previous tests and could spark strong reaction from world leaders. it's tuesday, february 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. this is the third nuclear test and is a slap in the face to countries who have been trying to prevent north korea from becoming a nuclear power. we'll go live to tokyo in a moment, but first some of the other stories we're following this morning. >>> our other top story. the future of the church after the pope's rare resignation. questions, reaction and a look at who might succeed him. >> this was something no one expected. there were some clues to suggest maybe he was think
that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been some very heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy now defending her cousin, comic melissa mccarthy, and the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief," speaks out. >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to that breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. sporting legend oscar pistorius is making headlines for a very different reason this morning. he's been officially charged with the murder o
by millions. u.s. troops in kandahar, afghanistan, took time to watch. and rob and diana, it's going to be awhile before people forget the power outage in the super dome. not caused by beyonce or the hair dryers for destiny's child. officials say it was an abnormality in the power system. >> you sure not the hair dryer? you sure about that? we've confirmed that? >> reporter: that's what i heard. i don't know. >> that's not going to dry itself. >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you for that. keep it right here. the "gma" super bowl party continues this morning live from new orleans. you don't want to miss it. it's coming up at 7:00 in the morning. >>> and moving on now, we're following the developing story from southern california involving a deadly bus crash. at least eight people died when a tour bus hit a pickup truck on a remote highway about 80 miles east of l.a. dozens of people were taken to the hospital. the bus was apparently returning to tijuana from the big bear resort nearby. the driver reportedly had problems with the brakes. as the bus came down the mountain. >>> th
, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq war veteran remains on suicide watch as he sits in a texas j
works of fiction, the claim states. u.s. doping authorities have given armstrong a two-week window to come in and talk to them. we'll see. on the possible upside for armstrong, the hope that cooperating with authorities now will somehow give him a break and help out with some of his other, many, legal problems. george? >> good work breaking that investigation news. >>> we're going to turn, now, to washington, where america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senato
stations could be easier. >> also, former u.s. navy seal reportedly killed the worl's most-wanted terrorist sharing his story about the raid on bin laden's compound. yes says military abandoned him. >> i'm michael finney. what do you do when buying a voucher for a daily deal and not everything is in the small print. is that false >>> former naif eye seal says he capitol hill kiled osama bin laden is talking about taking down the world's most wanted man and now, he says he feels the u.s. military abandoned him. he is identified only as the shooter. the man left the military last year says he's unemployed and worried about providing for his family. also describing may, 2011 mission that led to bin laden's death. >> the shooter rolled into the bedroom on the righthand side and right there faced osama bin laden less than a foot from his gun. and shot him there. three times in the forhead. >> the shooter now suffers from both mental and physical issues and says his disability claim is in limbo. the u.s. navy responded by saying they take seriously responsibilities to sailors making transitions t
when people know better. >>> well, u.s. airlines are doing better at delivering you and your luggage. 82% of flights arrived within 15 minutes of the schedule last year. one of the best rates in the past 25 years. and a lower percentage of bags lost than at any time in that period. but fewer planes were actually flying last year because of the economy. and fewer passengers were checking bags because of those much-beloved fees. >>> and apple says there's nothing wrong with its retail stores except some that aren't big enough. so, the company is closing and moving 20 of them so they can expand. apple is also opening 30 additional stores, most outside the u.s. its 400 stores now see about 10 million people a week. and they average $50 million a year in revenue. wow. >>> and now this. join the navy and see a starbucks? there's now a fully-functioning coffee shop aboard "the uss boxer," a u.s. navy amphibious assault ship. the cafe is called the star boxer. starbucks trained the navy personnel to make sure the lattes are made just right. profits will go to the ship's morale, welfare and r
auto brands sold in the u.s. are japanese. lexus, subaru and mazda. u.s. automakers were hurt by reliability and didn't crack the top ten. cadillac was the top american name plate. that number was at 14, though. in general, luxury brands did much better than the more basic lines for that same company. >>> and maybe this bud's not for you. beer drinkers are suing the company that makes budweiser for allegedly watering down its brews to boost profits. the class-action lawsuit claims there's less alcohol than stated on the labels for bud, michelob and other brands. anheuser-busch says that's completely false. the company controls 39% of the u.s. beer market. let's get to the bottom of that. seriously. don't ruin my weekend. >> upset about that. >>> next on this wednesday, shark attack. a deadly encounter this morning at a popular beach. and we'll have the latest. >>> also this morning, a big announcement from the one and only barbara walters. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
. that instability sent oil prices plunging this morning. >>> and the white house stepping up u.s. involvement in syria's bloody civil war. secretary of state john kerry has promised the rebels trying to overthrow bashar al assad that support from the u.s. is coming. though he didn't elaborate further. he did persuade rebel leaders to attend a conference in rome this week. "the new york times" reports that saudi arabia is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely,
developing stories this morning. hi, ron. >> hi, there. >>> we begin with that terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey that left one security guard dead. washington is now warning americans to stay away from diplomatic facilities in turkey. abc's nick schifrin is in ankara, turkey, with the latest. >> reporter: u.s. and turkish officials are combing through all of the evidence they can, trying to find out who was behind this. you can see behind me, u.s. officials are actually sifting through some of the debris that explosion caused yesterday. now, this bomb could have been much more deadly and it wasn't because of new security. you can see some of it behind me. that glass is bulletproof and this gate protects the embassy all of the way around. the building itself is about 500 feet. now, the staff tells me that they're back at work and across town, there's a funeral for the security guard. the ambassador here today is calling him a hero. ron? >> okay, nick schifrin reporting. >>> and wall street is now within striking distance of its all-time high. after passing another milestone on
yet. >>> new classified reports reveal the u.s. is the target of a widespread computer hacking campaign that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far the main culprit. the white house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >> so, this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so, we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. it makes things faster and more convenient. you can do everything from your laptop or desk. but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to those malicious nerds out there who plot their evil from a keyboard. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. >> exactly. they had their iphones. >> and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. they're tiny, little computers. they get hacked, as well. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we owe them so much money? so, interesting on a lot of different levels here. >> i didn't th
was among those killed in the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of
. and we have reported here, of course, on balloon accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash-lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes as an faa inspector. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. it would be like jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast it developed, it looked like a pretty intense fire. i would guess that the major injuries are occurring there before they even get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, can you -- do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culp
four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about that transition from war to home just weeks ago. to the website guns.com. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: kyle volunteered to help vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. police believe that he was trying to counsel 25-year-old eddie ray routh at a gun range over the weekend. >> the suspect's mother may have reached out to mr. kyle to help her son. that might be why they were at the range for some type of therapy. >> reporter: but detectives said that shoot practice turned deadly saturday when the young former marine snapped. turning his gun on the sniper he reportedly idolized. allegedly shooting him and his friend, 35-year-old chad littlefield, at point-blank range. police say he then stole kyle's pickup truck and led police on a chase. >> tap. rack. >> reporter: kyle could hit targets the length of 21 football fields away. he found success at home, too. he was a best-selling author.
that could be used to make weapons. u.s. officials are hoping to speak one-on-one with iranians next week. of course, abc's david muir is in tehran. and his exclusive reporting continues tonight on "world news." >>> and new details about a major terror plot. three men in britain caught on tape, saying they wanted to pull off another 9/11, have now been convicted. police say the men traveled to pakistan twice for training with al qaeda and were looking to build ten suicide bombs. >>> and four peanut company executives now face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products containing peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators later found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. the justice department says that this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning that this year's flu shot just isn't doing a very good job of protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been a
. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower face. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. witness. arms rmstrong and his associates ice.ted the postal service. arm strons bro arm strons broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with the system. >> reporter: the i'm saying a bunch of people did to upon sor >> reporter: the postal service paid more than $30 million to upon sore armstrong's team. the case seeks triple damages lus penalties. youghly $100 million. by far, the biggest of armstrong's many all over, wil multimillion-dollar legal ong's hes. attorney says >> the question is, when this is all over, will lance armstrong e bankrupt? >> reporter: armstrong's attorney says settlement talks with the government broke
. only 100,000 people in the u.s. suffer from it. the hope is the device can be used to treat millions who can't see. >> i really think the future for this is going to be big. >> that really is incredible. and it did not come cheap at all, $100 million in public money and $100 million in private money to get to that technology. >> two clinical trials, 20 years of trying this. and this is the kind of story you always hear about some kind of development to help people who don't have an arm or leg, but sight is one of the most precious things that we have. to be able to finally, at least to some degree, recover that, that has to be incredible for those people. i can't even imagine. >> props to our tech and medical personnel. that made that woman's life a whole lot better. >>> still ahead, it used to be a dark and shadowy kind of world. >> but thanks to a popular book series is now coffee talk. a look at real life "50 shades of grey" coming up next. >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ >>> it is called mommy porn. the steamy trilogy "50 shades of grey" that
of the medicine. >> reporter: he points straight to tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course of thane nuclear program, now affecting everyone. all he says because money in and out of iran -- the money flow has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free rain in iran, but we asked him to allow us inside the pharmacy and he takes us. is this crowd typical, the size of this crowd? immediately we see the lines, as we snake our way behind the counter to the back. where not only are they low on many medications, they have run out of several cancer drugs. and on the other side of the counter, the urgency in their faces. this man shows us the prescription for a loved one with leukemia. you have gone to how many pharmacies? over 20? while we were there, he makes his way to the window, where he's told there is none left, to come back saturday. all of this comes as that new u.n. report comes out, the inspectors who discovered advanced centrifuges, proof that iran can speed up the process to a nuclear weapon. iran saying
have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no filler or lump crabmeat. >> no offense, baltimore. no seafood is better than new orleans. >> crab cakes in baltimore i think are the best. this is a traditional super bowl food. right. started with the
, if you enjoy ikea meatball in the u.s., they're just fine. but not the case in 21 european countries where ikea meatballs have been pulled from the shelves because they may contain horse meat. have been pulled now that horse meat has been found in frozen foods where they were supposed to contain beef or pork, not horse meat. >> that story is hard to -- i'm not laughing. >> we're not laughing at the horse meat. we're just laughing at the horse meat. >> i didn't know ikea sold meatballs. i just thought they sold furniture. >> the top floor, they have a cafeteria. you have to have swedish meatballs. they're actually delicious. >> you learn something every day. i had no idea. got to get to ikea. all right. >>> here is the guy so many of us have wanted to be when things don't go right at the airport. this all happened in china. just keep an eye on the guy at the check-in desk. he actually is a high level government official, by the way. >> after he and his family missed their flight twice, he goes simply bananas. he takes out his frustration on the computer. he tries to break through the
of the status, people want to know what happened. >> reporter: around the same time, the u.s. department of justice announced a probe into a staggering 80 reports of sexual assaults in missoula over a 4-year period. >> the purpose of our investigation is to determine whether the university and the law enforcement agencies acted promptly, adequately and fairly to protect the safety of women. already the u.s. department of women has joined the d.o.j. investigation. and the ncaa has launched the probe of its own. but the university of montana's athletic program -- >> johnson gets taken down at the 2. >> reporter: has taken a major hit. if the jury selected this morning decides to convict, johnson faces up to 100 years behind bars. it could also be as little as two to four years. and in a case like this, george, where it's a real he said/she said, the medical testimony becomes crucial. >> a community like this, the star quarterback, it's got to be difficult to get a jury. >> everyone is covering the case in the community. they had to bring in additional jurors. 400 prospective jurors. they h
of mobility particularly here in u.s. which is much more significant than other markets. >> katie: sounds like a good plan to me. >> certainly. today will be a beautiful day and most of weekend. outside we're going to have pretty pleasant weather. starting out with higher clouds. look at the hazy view from mount tam. 30s here and mid-50s elsewhere. still numbers above average today. not temperature and rain for presidents' day, come back and i'll have the outlook. >> katie: also ahead, what it means to be a snowplow parent, not related to the weather, more importantly i >> katie: welcome back. war coming up on 8:47. you are looking live from our roof cam. skyline of san francisco, transamerica pyramid, 67 degrees is going to be the high in the city this morning. few wispy clouds out there at this hour. lisa argen has more information. >> lisa: yesterday at this time it was 68 in half moon bay. so yesterday we peaked. still going to be move normal but as we head outside you can see the haze. higher clouds and east bay camera and these clouds will thin on out. high pressure still in control. we'
-sex marriage debate. the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act that defines marriage between a man and a woman. when dan ashley asked president obama about this very issue on wednesday during an exclusive one-on-one interview, the president was non-committal saying he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper strategy they should take. supreme court is set to fake up the issue in late march. >>> members of the marching band at john sweat high school is looking for help to find burglars that ripped off the band room this week. several thousands dollars of instruments were stolen between tuesday and wednesday. they are asking for them to be outlook for instruments being on sale on the internet. >> two athletes just returned from at trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perhaps the first american high school team to travel there and play against their cuban counterparts. >> a big welcome home. they played against students in cuba. >> they played more for
it for more than 40 million in the u.s. alone. >> loved watching that last night. shirley bassey said today it was a quote, dream, to come back all these years later and perform in front of all those actors and actresses. got to love jack nicholson, too. >>> a lead provided to police gives a woman new hope her mother's murder nine years ago might soon be solved. >> the search for a family still missing at sae. after 24 hours coast guard hopes to call it a rescue, not a recovery.kjl >> i team looks for a chemical in our drinking water but one agency refuses to accept the standard for how much is too much? >> and celebration continues in a studio where the latest oscar will have a lot of company. >> that breaking news is happening the north bay. part of a petaluma neighborhood has been evacuated because of a bomb scare. >> sky 7 hd is live near waverly drive. >> police asked rez don'ts leave their homes after what discovery of what maying an old military explosive. >> there is no word on when residents will be aloud back into homes. we'll have updated information as we get it. good evening, e
the economy and the effects of the american and u.s. airways big merger. >>> a major distillery has heard your protests. maker's mark bourbon will not be rusie inine ining -- reducin alcohol content. beginning this morning, bottles will be back to 90 proof. the company heard thousands of bourbon drinkers. >> glad they got my letters. glad they did. well done, fellas. >>> the latest "diehard" movie lived well. opening as the top film at the weekend box office. "a good day to die hard" is the fifth installment in the bruce willis action series that, believer it or not, began in 1988, 25 years ago. and sweetly, it took in $25 million over the weekend. "identity thief" right behind at $23 million. and "safe haven" in third. with $21 million. yippee ki-ya once again for bruce willis. >>> coming up next on this monday, the shocking slap. an airline passenger hitting the toddler next to him. now he's out of a job. >>> and from kobe to king james, an all-star wrap-up from the nba. opinion [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the b
, setting off the blast. >>> and lance armstrong, now, backing out of his plan to cooperate with u.s. anti-doping agents. he had until wednesday to testify under oath about his drug use, which could have helped reduce his lifetime ban from sports. but amid concerns about his criminal and civil liability, armstrong said through his attorney he'd only testify at an international tribunal. however, at this point, no such tribunal, in fact, exists. >>> and he was once a rising political star. but now, former congressman jesse jackson jr. faces up to five years in prison, after admitting he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal items. items including a fur coat, an apartment, a rolex, even a fedora once worn by michael jackson. he apologized for letting down the people of chicago. >>> and a highly-respected former senator, pete domenici of new mexico, has revealed a secret. he fathered a child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of a senate colleague, paul axle of nevada. domenici has been married for more than 50 years and has 8 children with his wife. >>> and, finally, take
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associated with mobility, particularly in the u.s. where our congestion issues are more significant than other markets. >> in abc news. >> anything to help parking is okay in my book. >> seriously. not a bad day to be searching for a car spot because the weather will be pretty nice today. you will notice a couple changes. we will talk about more dramatic changes by the time the weekend is up. we are looking at much cooler highs and a return to rain. we will have that forecast next. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, what it means to be a snowplow parent and whether he's a plus or minus for your kids. what do we dnt, really wants to be painted?t, we break out new behr ultra with stain-blocker from the home depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we, no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the on.d only $31.. [ female announcer
with mobility, particularly in the u.s. where our congestion issues are more significant than other markets. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> lisa is joining us with a look what we can expect whether-wise. >> oh, boy, big changes ahead. we will stay the same today pretty much. so if you have the shorts on or the t-shirts, that's fine. here's a look from the east bay camera. a few high clouds around, keeping it mild around oakland, emeryville, upper 40s. but we are talking on shore flow returns, then cooler air and then rain. i'll have the timeline for you coming up next. >> lisa, thanks. also ahead, what it means to be a snowplow parent. and more importantly, whether it's a plus or >> good morning. welcome back. >> 6:46 on this saturday. you are look live in san jose where it's only 45 right now, but it is going to warm up today to one of the hotter spots in the bay area, 70 degrees. lisa argen will have a look at all the area's -- all of the bay area coming up in her forecast. meanwhile you have probably heard of helicopter moms at this point. those who hover over their k
into the same-sex marriage debate. late yesterday oat obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >>> members of the a high school band from crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from a high school returned from the trip of a lifetime. they went to cub
the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >> members of a marching band in crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from mount hamel high school just returned from a trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perha
-month cycling adventure in late november. the u.s. embassy in peru is helping with the search. the state department warned of potential kidnappings targeting americans. >> i don't think they are just lost. i think something is wrong. >> friends examine family are hoping the reward will grow. they set up an account here at mechanics bank where anyone can walk into any branch and make a contribution. lilian kim, abc7 news. >>> america's cup organizers kept their plans to more than double the size of an outdoor concert venue, quiet until now. this image shows a planned 9,000-seat amphitheater. the original proposal called for having 4,000 seats along the embarcadero. the amphitheater will host the opening and closing ceremonies. the nearby residents worry about the impact of 40 concerts and other america cup events in their back ready yeah. >> i feel pretty much helpless that there is nothing they can do and the decisions so -- decisions have been made. >> today the san francisco chronicle reported the enlarged amphitheater escaped scrutiny. there was a set of changes that did not require p
transferred to a u.s. coast guard cutter and taken to high lamed hospital in oakland where she was treated for six weeks before slow was able to return home to england. domestic diva martha stewart served time for insider trade asking why slow is headed back do court today. but, first, a personnel decision sending shockwaves through silicon valley. this morning, we are learning what is behind >> this is the full moon, its looks beautiful as we look to the west this morning, and that is what is last of the full moon. get out there and see it if you can because today it will be a clear day and tomorrow it will not be so clear in the morning hours, in fact, we. have more cloud cover out there tomorrow. so, here we go, we will talk about what will happen today. we are starting off with sunshine, and 37 inland and mid-40's around the bay and the coast and near 60 at noon, and all this sunshine and warmer weather in the afternoon low-to-mid 60's but falling back in the upper to mid-50's with a few high clouds. no need to worry about wet weather. >> thank you, happening now, we are an hour away f
. >> reporter: last year nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. the background check is only as the good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this, 12 states submit actively mental health records to the database. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money for record keeping and urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> what an eye-opening report that is. sad and depressing that many holes exist in the system in terms of the recordkeeping. and people try to get help for people suffering mental illness and can't. eight of the nine mass shootings they had mental illness. underscores why mental illness is such a component of this. even our back
news investigation. why victims of the ft. hood shooting say the u.s. government has let them down. >>> on a much lighter note this morning, we're going to talk toys. why not? we'll take a look at some of the highlights of this year's international toy fair that took place right here in new york city. some cool toys we're going to show you. >>> but first breaking news. the hunt for christopher dorner appears to be over this morning. police believe his body is still in the burned out cabin but say it's just hot for investigators to go inside. >> dorner is linked to the murder of four people, including a sheriff's deputy who died just yesterday in that gun battle. >> abc's brandi hitt joins us now from los angeles. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. >> unfortunately, another police officer died yesterday in that shootout with dorner. >> that >> reporter: that's right. this manhunt turned very intense yesterday. this deadly shootout happened after a series of events, i ardz cog two deputies, they say that a person matching dorner's description tied up two women and stole
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